Renee - posted on 04/21/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )
So, my 2 y/o DD is potty training and doing well. We introduced the potty seat about 8 months ago but, didn't push it. Just left it out for her to sit on and use if she wanted to. She took to it right away, even bowel movements but, has never wanted to do it on a regular basis. For a while she refused to have anything to do with it though. Within the last couple of months her interest has peaked and so I have been encouraging it more and she has done really well. This week I decided to go all out and try to get her consistently going on her potty. The only time she wears a diaper is naptime and bedtime and a pull-up if we go shopping or somewhere there won't be bathrooms readily available spur of the moment, the rest of the time she runs around with no pants on. The last couple of days she has gotten to the point where she goes on her own without me having to ask or remind her, even bowel movements. The problem is, if we try to put big girl panties on her she stops going to her potty. It's as if she has a false sense of security having something covering her bottom and doesn't feel like she has to use the potty because there is something there to catch it. I even ask and remind and she tells me no she doesn't need to go. No more than I leave the room for 2 minutes I come back to a wet spot on the floor and wet panties! Any experience or suggestions? I'm at my wits end trying to figure out how to get her past this and would appreciate any help!